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Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By stormin1155
Leave the pickguard pushed up against the neck. ...

Leave the pickguard pushed up against the neck. It's OK to have a bit of space at the trem end. And I agree with Dave. The string-pole piece alignment shouldn't affect the sound, but having it...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By stormin1155
Standard nut width for Fender is 1-5/8",...

Standard nut width for Fender is 1-5/8", Gibson 1-11/16". Rondo (http://www.rondomusic.com/) sells "wide" models with 1-3/4" at nut.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-28-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By stormin1155
Yes, that's possible. Do you have a locking nut?...

Yes, that's possible. Do you have a locking nut? If you do, and the string is properly secured at that end, that leaves something at the FR end as the culprit. Is the string installed properly? ...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-28-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By stormin1155
They are good, solid guitars, and excellent...

They are good, solid guitars, and excellent values for the price. I just worked on a customer's MK acoustic yesterday, and was very impressed with the quality of materials and craftsmanship, and it...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-28-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By stormin1155
I have a couple of XT series Hamers. They are...

I have a couple of XT series Hamers. They are good solid guitars, and excellent values for what they cost, but don't bring much used. I don't know what your Schecter is worth, but you can pick up...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-25-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By stormin1155
The best way to hydrate your fretboard is to keep...

The best way to hydrate your fretboard is to keep it in an environment with relative humidity between 45-60%.

Here is a short article I wrote on the topic. ...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-23-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,536
Posted By stormin1155
Exotic in a different way... My dad was a Harley...

Exotic in a different way... My dad was a Harley dealer before WWII. I built this guitar using wood from a crate that a 1940 bike was shipped in, complete with the stenciled H-D and my dad's name...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-21-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By stormin1155
That is a real common place for strats to develop...

That is a real common place for strats to develop little hairline cracks. Chips are not as common. They hardly ever develop into something worse. I can't see the damage in the picture. If it is a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-19-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By stormin1155
Each to his own... I've tried the Pods, and they...

Each to his own... I've tried the Pods, and they didn't do it for me. Mustangs do the Fender sounds better than anything out there. If you are looking for more modern high gain, that's where the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-19-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By stormin1155
That's an odd one for sure. First of all, why...

That's an odd one for sure. First of all, why would you fake an Epiphone? As far as it being a parts guitar, I could see that if it was a bolt-on neck, but it is a set neck, and it would cost far...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-19-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By stormin1155
I've owned an original '57 tweed Twin, '64...

I've owned an original '57 tweed Twin, '64 blackface Princeton, and '70s silverface Twin Reverb. Just recently I traded my JTM30 Marshall for a Fender Mustang III and couldn't be happier.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-17-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 853
Posted By stormin1155
Beautiful!!!!! They just don't get much nicer...

Beautiful!!!!! They just don't get much nicer than that!
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-17-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By stormin1155
Here are a couple short articles I wrote that...

Here are a couple short articles I wrote that might help you.

http://www.treeguitarworks.com/set-ups.html

http://www.treeguitarworks.com/fret-buzz.html...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-17-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,248
Posted By stormin1155
I run a guitar repair shop and work on everything...

I run a guitar repair shop and work on everything from cheapies to very high end. Biggest factor is how it is set up. I can make a $20 garage sale special into a great player. On the other hand, a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-10-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By stormin1155
If it only buzzes on the open string, that...

If it only buzzes on the open string, that usually points to your nut being cut too low. Don't go cranking away on your truss rod until you know what the problem is. Make sure both screws of your...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-10-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 452
Posted By stormin1155
I'd guess alder, which is a widely used wood for...

I'd guess alder, which is a widely used wood for strats, and often has indistinct grain, and about that color. If the builder went through the trouble to put a birdseye neck on it, not likely he...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-10-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By stormin1155
Cool old guitar with some unique twists, like the...

Cool old guitar with some unique twists, like the trem. Not a high end guitar as evidenced by the tuners, laminated neck, and I would guess laminate body. As beat up as it is I would have to have...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-05-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By stormin1155
I am a guitar tech with my own shop. Doing...

I am a guitar tech with my own shop. Doing set-ups is one of my bread and butter services. Here are the steps to do a very basic set-up.

1. Check neck relief (curvature). With strings tuned to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-05-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By stormin1155
Your Epiphone LP will be less susceptible than a...

Your Epiphone LP will be less susceptible than a Gibson to headstock breaks for two reasons. First is that it uses a scarf joint which adds strength.
http://www.crenshawweb.com/neck%20joints.jpg...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-02-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By stormin1155
I am owner/operator of a guitar repair shop, and...

I am owner/operator of a guitar repair shop, and the procedure I use to do fret jobs isn't that different from what the OP describes. I have crowning files and a few other specialty tools, but you...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-30-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By stormin1155
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http://www.fender.com/support/articles/stratocaster-setup-guide/
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-29-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By stormin1155
OK, I must be missing something here... there is...

OK, I must be missing something here... there is a Chinese internet merchant that sells everything from fashions to refrigerators, toilets to baby carriages, and they advertise US-made Fender...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-21-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By stormin1155
I had a Tex-Mex set in one of my strats. ...

I had a Tex-Mex set in one of my strats. Definitely a step up from the ceramic pups that come stock in MIMs. For about the same money you can pick up a used set if MIA standard pickups on ebay,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-13-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 462
Posted By stormin1155
Aside from the structural and cosmetic issues,...

Aside from the structural and cosmetic issues, 1973 isn't exactly considered a banner year for Gibson. I would consider what you are looking at more like just an old guitar, certainly not "vintage"...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-21-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By stormin1155
If the truss rod has a nut on it (like a Gibson),...

If the truss rod has a nut on it (like a Gibson), you might take the nut off and add some washers so you don't come to the end of the thread. You may want to lube the threads too. Whatever you do,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-07-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By stormin1155
SRV used 13s and sometimes even thicker. You'll...

SRV used 13s and sometimes even thicker. You'll have to set it up for heavier strings (relief, nut, trem), but the guitar is probably more capable of handling fat strings than your fingers.
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-07-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By stormin1155
I'm not sure I understand.... an independent...

I'm not sure I understand.... an independent volume pot? Do you mean a master volume and master tone that controls both pickups?

You won't be able to use your current 3-way as a kill switch for...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-07-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By stormin1155
It could be a repetitive injury such as carpal...

It could be a repetitive injury such as carpal tunnel, but definitely not the sort of thing us guitar geeks are qualified to diagnose. You really need to see a doctor about it. If your doctor is...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-31-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By stormin1155
That guitar is so cool it could solve Al Gore's...

That guitar is so cool it could solve Al Gore's global warming crisis just by opening it's case!
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-31-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By stormin1155
I agree with Rooster, everyone should learn how...

I agree with Rooster, everyone should learn how to set up their own guitar. And I say that as a guitar tech who makes a living setting up people's guitars. My experience is that "factory setups"...
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